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CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS AND POLITICAL STALEMATE BY ROBERT KUTTNER

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-kuttner/constitutional-crisis-and_1_b_9395958.html?utm_hp_ref=politics The 2016 election year is shaping up to be America’s most serious constitutional crisis since the Civil War — and the most important partisan re-alignment since 1932 or maybe since 1860. To appreciate what’s at work, it’s important to understand these two trends, and how they interact. The essence of the constitutional crisis is […]

JOURNALISM’S REAL HEROS AREN’T DRAWING OFFENSIVE CARTOONS

Two reminders: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that the body of Anabel Flores Salazar, a crime reporter for the El Sol de Orizaba newspaper, was found on the Cuacnopalan-Oaxaca road in Puebla state on 9 Feb 16, a day after the 32-year-old mother was abducted from her home in neighbouring Veracruz state. […]

The Beginning of a Political Revolution Led By Young Women By Robin Barnes

Parsing Talk of Danger, Targets, Hell and Bimbos This blog is largely devoted to media analysis, featuring original posts or those written by others that speak to issues surrounding media influence in public debate. The 2016 Election coverage offers the more grist for the mill than nearly any other source, as it provides a first-hand […]

Donald Trump is to Bernie Sanders as Archie Bunker is to Jon Stewart

Elite media often blur distinctions between right-wing populism and progressive populism — as though there’s not all that much difference between appealing to xenophobia and racism on the one hand and appealing for social justice and humanistic solidarity on the other.

Press Freedom in the UK, Right Laws for the Right Reasons

The British press has a world-envied tradition of first-class investigatory journalism, of asking difficult questions, of seeing past the spin to hold the powerful to account. Let’s hope they uphold that proud tradition as they report on the battle to save the HRA in coming months.

Fox News is a hate machine, spewing out horrible things” about Muslims

Fox News is a hate machine, spewing out horrible things” about Muslims, Attorney Michael Malowney

The Never Ending Stream of Refugees

Citizens of numerous European nations have divided in two camps: Pro or Against refugees. The middle ground has a hard time getting any press.

Senator Bernie Sanders: History-Making Grassroots Support

Question of Media Black Out? Is the Democratic National Committee trying to undermine the presidential campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders? That’s the charge Sanders’ team is making amid a dust-up over a breach of voter information. On Friday, the DNC suspended Sanders’ access to a critical database after finding his staffers improperly viewed front-runner Hillary Clinton’s […]

Conviction: Former Cop, Serial Rapist Who Targeted Black Women Receives 263 Year Prison Sentence

Daniel Holtzclaw, a former college football player and pro NFL player in 2009 for the Detroit Lions, will serve life in prison for sexually assaulting over a dozen black women, mostly while on duty. Read Full Story http://www.theroot.com/articles/news/2015/12/former_okc_officer_daniel_holtzclaw_found_guilty_on_18_of_36_charges_faces.html [1] Toni Irving, Decoding Black Women: Policing Practices and Rape Prosecution on the Streets of Philadelphia http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/ff/summary/v020/20.2.irving.html […]

WHO OWNS MEDIA AND EDUCATION?

Here’s an addition to their litany with kudos to the huffpost media watch team for reporting that matters.